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Submissions/Wiki Online - Wiki Offline

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this July.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
Wiki Online - Wiki Offline
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Lionel Scheepmans
E-mail address
Lionel Scheepmans
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Belgium
Personal homepage or blog
Lionel Scheepmans
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

After a online ethnographic experience in fr.wikipedia and two years of offline Wikimedia experience, I would like to present a quick overview (less than 20 minutes) about different problems and contradictions contrasting between On-line ans Off-line Wikimedia activity. During this overview the key words will be environment culture, habit and democracy.

Just some previous examples :

Online / Offline Wiki :
  • Equality of speech and edition. / Inequality of speech and edition.
  • Anarchic organisation. / Hierarchic organisation.
  • Native language or comfortable one mainly in use. / English mainly in use.
  • Collect of budget with unconditional donation. / Spend of budget with conditional restrictions.

From there, the audience can discuss about ethical guide lines that can make better the Wikimedia organisation. How to take care about paradoxical situation ? How to deal with intercommunication lack or missing ? How to organize better reparation and accessibility of donation ? How to make Wikimedia on line and off line more democratic ? etc.

In the end the meeting, the audience can decide to open an on line topic think tank, on MetaWiki for example, with the target to edit some recommendations for the communities and the foundation.

* WikiCulture & Community, Legal & Free Culture
Length of session
50 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Not sure.
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

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